2008 Executive Summary of the Student Financial Aid Programs

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1 A Report to the MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE 2008 Executive Summary of the Student Financial Aid Programs Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid Administered for the period of July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008

2 MISSISSIPPI INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING Office of Commissioner November 5, 2008 Honorable Mississippi State Legislators Mississippi State Capitol Building Jackson, Mississippi Honorable Mississippi State Legislators: The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning is proud to provide you with a copy of the 2008 Executive Summary of the Student Financial Aid Programs. This document, required annually by Miss. Code Ann., (1992), will provide you with information related to the Mississippi Student Financial Aid Programs for the time period July 1, 2007, through June 30, We appreciate your support as we continue our endeavors to broaden the educational levels attained by Mississippians. Should you have any questions regarding information contained in the Executive Summary, please feel free to contact the Board Office. Sincerely, Aubrey K. Lucas Interim Commissioner of Higher Education

3 Table of Contents Page Mississippi Student Financial Aid Programs...1 Chart of Expenditures for Fiscal Years 2004 thru Chart of Recipients for Fiscal Years 2004 thru Mississippi Grant Programs...2 Chart of Expenditures for Fiscal Years 2004 thru Chart of Recipients for Fiscal Years 2004 thru Mississippi Teacher Education Programs...3 Chart of Expenditures for Fiscal Years 2004 thru Chart of Recipients for Fiscal Years 2004 thru Mississippi Out of State/Professional Programs...4 Chart of Expenditures for Fiscal Years 2004 thru Chart of Recipients for Fiscal Years 2004 thru Mississippi Nursing and Allied Health Professions Programs...5 Chart of Expenditures for Fiscal Years 2004 thru Chart of Recipients for Fiscal Years 2004 thru Mississippi Medical and Dental Study Programs...6 Chart of Expenditures for Fiscal Years 2004 thru Chart of Recipients for Fiscal Years 2004 thru Mississippi Student Financial Aid Programs...7 Chart of Fiscal Year 2008 by Institution Type...7 -i-

4 Mississippi Student Financial Aid Programs...8 Chart of Fiscal Year Year Public...8 Mississippi Student Financial Aid Programs...9 Chart of Fiscal Year 2008 Selected 2-Year Public...9 Mississippi Student Financial Aid Programs...10 Chart of Fiscal Year 2008 Selected 4-Year Private...10 State-funded Financial Aid for Undergraduate Study...11 State-funded Financial Aid for Graduate and Professional Study...16 State-funded Loan Repayment Programs...21 ii

5 $40,000,000 $35,000,000 $30,000,000 $25,000,000 $20,000,000 $15,000,000 $10,000,000 $5,000,000 0 Mississippi Student Financial Aid FY 04 to FY 08 Dollars awarded were down 3.06% $32,478,440 $32,056,500 $30,895,810 $31,104,140 $31,484,581 This chart reflects a comparison of expenditures for FY 2004 through FY The average State Financial Aid award for FY 2008 was $ ,000 FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 Mississippi Student Financial Aid FY 04 to FY 08 Recipients were down 0.04% 32,984 This chart reflects a comparison of unduplicated recipients for FY 2004 through FY ,000 31,642 31,329 31,724 31,628 28,000 24,000 FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY

6 $16,000,000 $14,000,000 $12,000,000 $10,000,000 $8,000,000 $6,000,000 $4,000,000 $2,000, ,000 25,000 20,000 15,000 10,000 5,000 0 $15,329,340 $15,247,330 Mississippi Grant Programs Expenditures for Fiscal Years 2004 thru 2008 $15,809,380 $15,291,330 $15,286,070 $4,022,254 $4,076,700 $4,122,006 $4,286,460 $4,337,024 $998,570 $1,163,301 $1,316,098 $1,516,218 $1,753,252 FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 $21,376,346 Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Mississippi Eminent Scholars 25,499 25,622 Higher Education Legislative Plan Mississippi Grant Programs Recipients for Fiscal Years 2004 thru ,993 26,005 25,896 1,713 1,740 1,752 1,812 1, FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Mississippi Eminent Scholars Higher Education Legislative Plan 28,130 This chart reflects a comparison of expenditures for FY 2004 through FY The average award for the Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Grant for FY 2008 was $ The average award for the Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant for FY 2008 $2, The average award for the Higher Education Legislative Plan for Needy Students for FY 2008 was $4, This chart reflects a comparison of unduplicated recipients for FY 2004 through FY

7 $6,000,000 $5,000,000 $4,000,000 $3,000,000 $2,000,000 $1,000,000 0 $3,4 55,76 7 Mississippi Teacher Education Programs $2,8 14,40 9 $2,7 93,25 0 $2,5 67,01 0 $2,4 55,10 7 $2,3 50,94 2 $2,3 94,89 0 $2,2 24,06 6 $2,0 07,98 0 $1,9 25,65 8 $1,6 51,95 0 $1,4 90, Expenditures for Fiscal Years 2004 thru 2008 $8 53,75 0 $8 53,37 5 $2 87,23 7 $4 20,57 8 $2 84,00 0 FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY2008 Graduate Teacher/Counseling and School Administration William Winter Teacher Scholar/William Winter Teacher Alternate Route Mississippi Teacher Loan Repayment Critical Needs Teacher/Critical Needs Alternate Route $5,478,553 $2,4 15,52 0 This chart reflects a comparison of expenditures FY 2004 through FY The average Graduate Teacher / Counseling and School Administration award for FY 2008 was $1, The average William Winter Teacher Scholar / William Winter Teacher Alternate Route award for FY 2008 was $3, The average Critical Needs Teacher / Critical Needs Alternate Route award for FY 2008 was $10, ,200 1, , Mississippi Teacher Education Programs Recipients for Fiscal Years 2004 thru FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 Graduate Teacher/Counseling and School Administration William Winter Teacher Scholar/William Winter Teacher Alternate Route Mississippi Teacher Loan Repayment Critical Needs Teacher/Critical Needs Alternate Route 1,316 The average Mississippi Teacher Loan Repayment award for FY 2008 was $3, This chart reflects a comparison of unduplicated recipients FY 2004 through FY

8 $500,000 $400,000 $300,000 $200,000 $100, Mississippi Out of State/Professional Programs $105,640 $113,572 $95,761 $81,726 $9,450 $188,000 Expenditures for Fiscal Years 2004 thru 2008 $413,900 $228,000 $452,000 $463,600 $471,600 $208,000 $120,000 $120,000 $46,925 FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY Graduate & Professional Degree Southern Regional Education Board Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Scholars Mississippi Out of State/Professional Programs 1 10 Recipients for Fiscal Years 2004 thru $638, FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 Graduate & Professional Degree Southern Regional Education Board Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Scholars 51 This chart reflects a comparison of expenditures FY 2004 through FY The average Graduate & Professional Degree award for FY 2008 was $5, The average Southern Regional Education Board award for FY 2008 was $13, The average Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Scholars award for FY 2008 was $20, This chart reflects a comparison of unduplicated recipients for FY 2004 through FY

9 $2,000,000 $1,500,000 $1,000,000 $500,000 0 Mississippi Nursing and Allied Health Professions $1,221,423 Expenditures for Fiscal Years 2004 thru 2008 $1,405,807 $1,423,112 $1,764,176 $225,000 $167,000 $246,000 $21,000 $27,000 $106,000 $12,000 $6,000 $7,500 $1,962,560 FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 $2,100,060 Health Care Professions Nursing Education Nursing Teacher Stipend $130,000 This chart reflects a comparison of expenditures for FY 2004 through FY The average Health Care Professions award for FY 2008 was $2, The average Nursing Education award for FY 2008 was $3, The average Nursing Teacher Stipend award for FY 2008 was $9, Mississippi Nursing and Allied Health Professions 345 Recipients for Fiscal Years 2004 thru FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 Health Care Professions Nursing Education Nursing Teacher Stipend This chart reflects a comparison of unduplicated recipients for FY 2004 through FY

10 $200,000 Mississippi Medical and Dental Study Expenditures for Fiscal Years 2004 thru 2008 $184,080 $193,397 This chart reflects a comparison of expenditures for FY 2004 through FY $150,000 $100,000 $50,000 $125,000 $150,000 $44,000 $46,000 $24,000 $87,375 $18,000 $21,858 $146,969 $68,255 $72,240 $43,250 $106,139 The average Family Medicine Education award for FY 2008 was $36, FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 $325,348 Family Medicine Education State Dental Education The average State Dental Education award for FY 2008 was $9, State Medical Education The average State Medical Education award for FY 2008 was $9, Mississippi Medical and Dental Study Recipients for Fiscal Years 2004 thru This chart reflects a comparison of unduplicated recipients for FY 2004 through FY FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 Family Medicine Education 23 State Dental Education State Medical Education 6

11 Mississippi Student Financial Aid Recipients 28,968 Fiscal Year 2008 by Institution Type Expenditures $31,484,581 9,935 $4,402,342 $21,797,940 15,842 3,191 $5,284,299 2-YEAR PUBLIC 4-YEAR PUBLIC OTHER The number of recipients is a duplicated count due to transfers between types of institution during FY Year Public Institutions: Average Award = $443.11, Percentage of total recipients = 34.30%, Percentage of total dollars = 13.98% 4-Year Public Institutions: Average Award = $1,375.96, Percentage of total recipients = 54.69%, Percentage of total dollars = 69.23% Other Institutions: Average Award = $1,656.00, Percentage of total recipients = 11.02%, Percentage of total dollars =

12 Mississippi Student Financial Aid Recipients 15,879 Fiscal Year Year Public Expenditures $21,797,940 5,167 $6,919, $775, $1,238, $963,098 $344,735 $715,698 4,016 3,324 $5,255,999 $4,442, $1,142,301 Alcorn State University Jackson State University MS University for Women University of MS University of Southern MS Delta State University MS State University MS Valley State University University of MS Med Ctr 8

13 Mississippi Student Financial Aid Recipients 10,030 Fiscal Year 2008 Selected 2-Year Public Expenditures $4,402,342 1, $413,094 $514,803 $386, $121,371 $420, $258,943 $126, $279,781 $250, $166,701 $288,521 1,108 1, $481,062 $176,647 $500,214 Southwest MS Northwest MS Northeast MS Jones County MS Gulf Coast MS Delta Pearl River Meridian East Central Hinds Itawamba East MS Holmes Copiah-Lincoln Note: Coahoma was omitted from the chart due to insufficient number of recipients. Coahoma had 35 recipients with total expenditures of $17,510. 9

14 Mississippi Student Financial Aid Recipients Fiscal Year 2008 Selected 4-Year Private Expenditures 3,073 $4,481, $47,845 $547,277 $300, $399,911 1,224 $1,776, $1,189, $211,496 Belhaven College Blue Mountain College Millsaps College Rust College Mississippi College Tougaloo College William Carey University Note: Magnolia Bible College and Wesley College were omitted from chart due to insufficient number of recipients. Magnolia Bible College had 6 recipients with total expenditures of $2,524. Wesley College had 16 recipients with total expenditures of $5,

15 State-funded Financial Aid for Undergraduate Study Student applicants who will be first-time-in-college and those continuing in college should consider the eligibility requirements of the state-funded financial aid programs listed on the following pages. The program requirements listed should not be considered as the only requirements for participation in these undergraduate programs. IMPORTANT: Most state financial aid programs are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. When awarding on a first-come, first-served basis, eligible renewal applications will receive first consideration. To be considered for an award, new applicants must meet all eligibility requirements at the time of application. The Rules and Regulations governing each program are subject to change without prior notice by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning and are available upon request. Programs for Undergraduates Available to: Specific Major Available to students classified as: Initial Eligibility Continuing Eligibility Other Important Information, including loan to service requirement, if applicable Award Amount/ Length of Eligibility These amounts are subject to change w/o prior notice. Application Deadline Critical Needs Teacher Loan/Scholarship Program (CNTP) Program of study leading to a Class A teacher educator license. Juniors Seniors Cumulative 2.5 gpa Seeking a first Bachelor s degree in Education Entrance Counseling May be enrolled full-time or part-time All applicants must provide proof that the Praxis I has been passed or proof that applicant is exempt from taking the test Also available to out-ofstate applicants Cumulative 2.5 gpa on 4.0 scale reviewed each semester Entrance Counseling May be enrolled fulltime or part-time Loan to service obligation can be discharged on the basis of one year s service as a licensed classroom teacher in a MS public school district located in a critical teacher or subject shortage area for one year of loan received. Not eligible to receive other state grant funds CNTP and WWTS are distinctly different programs. Applicants for CNTP should not apply for WWTS. Tuition & required fees plus average cost of room & meals plus a $500 allowance for books Not to exceed four semesters total. Funds are not provided for out-of- state tuition costs and for summer school. 11

16 Programs for Undergraduates Available to: Specific Major Available to students classified as: Initial Eligibility Continuing Eligibility Other Important Information, including loan to service requirement, if applicable Award Amount/ Length of Eligibility These amounts are subject to change w/o prior notice. Application Deadline Critical Needs Alternate Route Teacher Loan/Scholarship Program (CNAR) Program of study leading to an alternate route license. Juniors Seniors Cumulative 2.5 gpa Seeking first Bachelor s degree and plans to enroll in a program of study leading to an alternate route license immediately after completing bachelor s degree Entrance Counseling May be enrolled full-time or part-time All applicants must provide proof that the Praxis I has been passed Also available to out-ofstate applicants Cumulative 2.5 gpa on 4.0 scale reviewed each semester Entrance Counseling May be enrolled fulltime or part-time Loan to service obligation can be discharged on the basis of one year s service as a licensed classroom teacher in a MS public school district located in a critical teacher or subject shortage area for one year of loan received. Not eligible to receive other state grant funds CNAR and WWAR are distinctly different programs. Applicants for CNAR should not apply for WWAR. Tuition & required fees plus average cost of room & meals plus a $500 allowance for books Not to exceed four semesters total. Funds are not provided for out-of- state tuition costs and for summer school. Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Minority Summer Grant Program Marine and Environmental Sciences Freshmen Sophomores Juniors Seniors MS resident Minority student One time participation only Summer only Choose to participate in a four week, five week or ten week program Tuition for approved session Stipend Health Care Professions Loan/Scholarship Program Speech Pathology Psychology Juniors Seniors Loan to service can be discharged on the basis of one year s service at a stateoperated health institution for one year s loan received. $1500/year for a maximum of two years, not to exceed $3,000 Higher Education Legislative Plan for Needy Students (HELP) All Majors Freshmen & Sophomores Juniors & Seniors as renewal only Cumulative 2.5 gpa 20 ACT (National) Processed FAFSA Specific High School Core Curriculum 2-yr. average AGI less than $36, gpa on 4.0 scale checked annually Processed FAFSA 2-yr. average AGI less than $36,500 Applicants who are receiving a full-tuition award from another state source may be ineligible for the HELP Program. Not to exceed tuition & required fees at a public institution Not to exceed ten semesters of eligibility, regardless of the dollar amount received by an individual student 12

17 Programs for Undergraduates Available to: Specific Major Available to students classified as: Initial Eligibility Continuing Eligibility Other Important Information, including loan to service requirement, if applicable Award Amount/ Length of Eligibility These amounts are subject to change w/o prior notice. Application Deadline Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) Program (formerly the State Student Incentive Grant) All Majors Freshmen Sophomores Juniors Seniors U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen and MS Resident Be enrolled as a regular fulltime student Have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent Apply for federal aid Exhibit substantial financial need satisfactory academic standards of the school Apply for federal aid Exhibit substantial financial need Be enrolled as a regular full-time student Is administered by the financial aid office on the campus of each participating college/university. Varies Contact your college or university for priority deadlines. Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant (MESG) All Majors First-time Freshmen Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors as renewals only Cumulative 3.5 gpa 29 ACT (National) or 1280 SAT or National Merit or National Achievement Finalist or Semi-Finalist 3.5 gpa on 4.0 scale checked annually Maintain continuous full-time enrollment Applicants who are receiving MESG may be ineligible to receive a full-tuition award from another state source. up to $2500/year, not to exceed tuition and required fees Allowed for completion of requirements for one certificate, one associate degree or one bachelor s degree Not to exceed eight semesters of eligibility regardless of the dollar amount received by an individual student September 15 Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers & Firemen Scholarship Program All Majors Freshmen Sophomores Juniors Seniors Must be spouse or child of fatally injured or totally disabled Law Officer/Fireman satisfactory academic standards of the school Applicants who are receiving this scholarship may be ineligible to receive other state tuition assistance awards. Tuition, required fees, & average cost of campus housing, not to exceed eight semesters OPEN Mississippi Psychology Apprenticeship Program Psychology Freshmen Sophomores Juniors Seniors 3.0 gpa Recommended by instructor in Dept. of Psychology One time participation only Summer training program at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center $500/month stipend, not to exceed three months 13

18 Programs for Undergraduates Available to: Specific Major Available to students classified as: Initial Eligibility Continuing Eligibility Other Important Information, including loan to service requirement, if applicable Award Amount/ Length of Eligibility These amounts are subject to change w/o prior notice. Application Deadline Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG) All Majors Freshmen Sophomores Juniors Seniors Cumulative 2.5 gpa and 15 ACT (National) or 720 SAT for Entering Freshmen 2.5 gpa for Continuing Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors Cumulative 2.5 gpa on 4.0 checked each semester Maintain continuous full-time enrollment The MTAG award for students receiving some Pell Grant funds may be adjusted. Student receiving full Pell Grant awards are not eligible for MTAG. up to $500/year freshmen & sophomores up to $1000/year for juniors & seniors Allowed for completion of requirements for one certificate, one associate degree or one bachelor s degree Not to exceed eight semesters of eligibility regardless of the dollar amount received by an individual student September 15 Nursing Education Loan/Scholarship Program (NELS) RN to BSN BSN Juniors Seniors The RN to BSN applicant must be a licensed registered nurse. All applicants: 2.5 gpa on 4.0 scale Enrolled full or part time as defined and/or determined and certified by Dean or Department Chairman of Nursing School 2.5 gpa on 4.0 scale Enrolled in minimum of six hours Loan to service obligation can be discharged on the basis of one year s service in professional nursing for one year of loan received. Service obligation deferment is not available for pursuing an advanced degree. $4000/yr RN/BSN, not to exceed two years or $8,000. $4000/yr BSN, not to exceed two years or $8,000. Summer Developmental Program Grant Freshmen Accepted as a first time attendee to a summer developmental program at an eligible institution Processed current year FAFSA Demonstrate financial need One time participation only Award amount will depend on the financial need as determined by the institution. First Monday after Memorial Day 14

19 Programs for Undergraduates Available to: Specific Major Available to students classified as: Initial Eligibility Continuing Eligibility Other Important Information, including loan to service requirement, if applicable Award Amount/ Length of Eligibility These amounts are subject to change w/o prior notice. Application Deadline William Winter Teacher Scholar/Loan Program (WWTS) Program of study leading to a Class A teacher educator license. Some programs of study may not be eligible. Juniors Seniors Applicants pursuing a second undergraduate degree in Education may apply. Cumulative 2.5 gpa for Juniors and Seniors Seeking Bachelor s degree in Education All applicants are required to provide proof that the Praxis I has been passed or proof that the applicant is exempt from taking the test. Maintain a 2.5 gpa each semester Renew Annually Teacher education majors may be required to provide proof that Praxis II has been passed by the end of the Junior year Loan to service obligation can be discharged on the basis of one year s service in a MS public school district for one year of loan received. WWTS and CNTP are distinctly different programs. Applicants for WWTS should not apply for CNTP. Service obligation deferment is not available for pursuing an advanced degree. up to $4000/year juniors & seniors, not to exceed $8,000. Not to exceed four semesters of eligibility total, regardless of the dollar amount received by an individual student. William Winter Alternate Route Teacher Scholar/Loan Program (WWAR) Program of study leading to an alternate route license. Juniors Seniors Cumulative 2.5 gpa for Juniors and Seniors Seeking first Bachelor s degree and plans to enroll in a program of study leading to an alternate route license immediately after completing bachelor s degree All applicants are required to provide proof that the Praxis I has been passed. Maintain a 2.5 gpa each semester Renew Annually Loan to service obligation can be discharged on the basis of one year s service in a MS public school district for one year of loan received. WWAR and CNAR are distinctly different programs. Applicants for WWAR should not apply for CNAR. Service obligation deferment is not available for pursuing an advanced degree. up to $4000/year juniors & seniors, not to exceed $8,000. Not to exceed four semesters of eligibility total, regardless of the dollar amount received by an individual student. 15

20 State-funded Financial Aid for Graduate and Professional Study Student applicants who will be first-time in graduate or professional school and those continuing in graduate and professional school should consider the eligibility requirements of the state-funded financial aid programs listed on the following pages. The program requirements listed below should not be considered as the only requirements for participation in these graduate and professional study programs. IMPORTANT: Most state financial aid programs are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. When awarding on a firstcome, first-served basis, eligible renewal applications will receive first consideration. To be considered for an award, new applicants must meet all eligibility requirements at the time of application. The Rules and Regulations governing each program are subject to change without prior notice by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning and are available upon request. Programs for Graduate & Professional Degrees Specific Major Available to: Initial Eligibility Continuing Eligibility Other Important, including loan to service requirement, if applicable Award Amount/ Length of Eligibility These amounts are subject to change w/o prior notice. Application Deadline Counseling and School Administration (CSA) Master in Education Counseling Educational Leadership Currently employed as a licensed classroom teacher in a Mississippi public school Accepted in an approved master of Education program satisfactory academic standards of the university Service must be rendered in a MS public school district as a classroom teacher for one year immediately following the year of participation except upon completion of degree at which time service must be rendered as a counselor or school administrator. Reimbursement at end of each period of enrollment, fall, winter, spring, summer of a minimum of $125 per graduate credit hour as reported by the institution Important: Undergraduate and continuing education courses will not be reimbursed. Family Medicine Education Loan/ Scholarship Family Medicine Medical students at UMMC who agree to specialize in and practice Family Medicine Renewals as continuing 2 nd, 3 rd, and 4 th year med student s Accepted for enrollment or enrolled full-time at UMMC satisfactory academic standards of university Service must be rendered in an area in Mississippi that is a critical needs area for primary care (Family Medicine) for a period of not less than six years. The actual amount shall be determined by the UMMC office of Financial Aid. The award amount may be up to the full cost of attendance for four academic years, but shall not exceed the annual Cost of Attendance at UMMC OPEN 16

21 Programs for Graduate & Professional Degrees Specific Major Available to: Initial Eligibility Continuing Eligibility Other Important, including loan to service requirement, if applicable Award Amount/ Length of Eligibility These amounts are subject to change w/o prior notice. Application Deadline Graduate and Professional Degree Loan/Scholarship Program Chiropractic Medicine Orthotics/ Prosthetics Podiatric Medicine Students attending an approved out-of-state school Enrolled full-time satisfactory academic standards of university Service must be rendered in MS for one year for each year loan received. Amount varies for the normal time required to complete the degree curriculum Graduate Teacher Summer Loan/Scholarship Program (GTS) Master in Education Currently employed as a licensed classroom teacher in a Mississippi public school Not available to students participating in the Mississippi Teacher Fellowship Program Accepted in a Master of Education program satisfactory academic standards of the university Service must be rendered in a MS public school district for one year immediately following the year of program participation. Reimbursement at end of each period of enrollment, fall, winter, spring, summer of a minimum of $125 per graduate credit hour as reported by the institution Important: Undergraduate and continuing education courses will not be reimbursed. Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Minority Summer Grant Program Marine and Environmental Sciences Graduate Students MS resident Minority student One time participation only Summer only Choose to participate in a four week, five week or ten week program Tuition for approved session Stipend Health Care Professions Loan/Scholarship Program Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Graduate Students Graduate Student in physical therapy or occupational therapy at UMMC satisfactory academic standards of the university Loan to service can be discharged on the basis of one year s service at a stateoperated health institution for one year s loan received. $3,000/year for a maximum of two years, not to exceed $6,000 for physical therapy. $3,000/year for occupational therapy, not to exceed 1 year. 17

22 Programs for Graduate & Professional Degrees Specific Major Available to: Initial Eligibility Continuing Eligibility Other Important, including loan to service requirement, if applicable Award Amount/ Length of Eligibility These amounts are subject to change w/o prior notice. Application Deadline Mississippi Teacher Fellowship Program Master in Education (Counseling and Administration are not eligible majors.) Educational Specialist Currently employed as a licensed classroom teacher in a Mississippi public school located in a critical shortage area Accepted in a Master of Education or Educational Specialist program satisfactory academic standards of the university Service must be concurrent with employment in a MS public school district located in a critical teacher shortage area one year for each year loan received, but not less than three years. Cost of Tuition and Book Stipend Contact: MTFP Program School of Education University of Mississippi 662/ or MS School Administrator Sabbatical Program Master in School Administration Veteran licensed classroom teacher employed in a Mississippi public school. Teachers employed in a public school district for not less than three years. satisfactory academic standards of the university Teachers who participate must agree to employment as administrators in the sponsoring school district for not less than five (5) years following completion of administrator licensure requirements. Shall continue to receive salary and fringe benefits, including annual experience increments. Contact: Mississippi Department of Education 601/ Nursing Education Loan/Scholarship Program (NELS) Master of Science in Nursing Ph.D. in Nursing Graduate Students Unconditionally admitted in a Master s/ph.d. program Enrolled full or part time as defined / determined and certified by the Dean or Department Chair of Nursing School. 3.0 gpa on 4.0 scale 3.0 gpa on 4.0 scale satisfactory academic standards of the university Loan to service obligation can be discharged on the basis of one year s service as a teacher in an accredited school of nursing or one year s service in professional nursing for one year of loan received. Service obligation deferment is not available for pursuing an advanced degree. $4,000/yr MSN not to exceed two years or $8,000. $5,000/yr. Ph.D. not to exceed two years or $10,

23 Programs for Graduate & Professional Degrees Specific Major Available to: Initial Eligibility Continuing Eligibility Other Important, including loan to service requirement, if applicable Award Amount/ Length of Eligibility These amounts are subject to change w/o prior notice. Application Deadline Nursing Teacher Stipend Program (NTSP) Master of Science in Nursing Ph.D. in Nursing Priority given to nursing faculty who are within twelve months of earning a doctorate degree Current NELS recipient Accepted in an approved program 3.0 gpa on 4.0 scale Enrolled full-time as defined / determined and certified by the Dean or Department Chair of Nursing School. 3.0 gpa on 4.0 scale Loan to service obligation can be discharged on the basis of two years teaching service in professional nursing for one year of loan received. Service obligation deferment is not available for pursuing an advanced degree. $1,000/month, not to exceed twelve months for MSN $1,000/month, not to exceed twenty-four months for Ph.D. Mississippi Psychology Apprenticeship Program Psychology Graduate Students MS resident 3.0 gpa on 4.0 scale Recommended by instructor in Dept. of Psychology One time participation only Summer training program at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center $1000/month not to exceed three months Mississippi Public Management Graduate Intern Program Criminal Justice Public Administration Public Policy Graduate Students enrolled in an eligible program who have completed at least one semester of course work and have earned a B or higher grade in one Quantitative Research Methods course Accepted in a Master s program at JSU, MSU, UM or USM U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen 3.0 gpa on 4.0 scale Renew one time only. Provides an internship with a state or local agency There is no service/repayment requirement for stipend assistance. $1000/month, not to exceed eight months For deadline information contact the program coordinator on the campus of the institution where enrolled Southern Regional Education Board Loan/Scholarship Program Optometry Osteopathic Medicine Students attending an approved out-of-state school Enrolled full-time satisfactory academic standards set by SREB Service must be rendered in MS for one year for each year loan received. Amount determined by SREB 19

24 Programs for Graduate & Professional Degrees Specific Major Available to: Initial Eligibility Continuing Eligibility Other Important, including loan to service requirement, if applicable Award Amount/ Length of Eligibility These amounts are subject to change w/o prior notice. Application Deadline SREB Doctoral Scholars Program CONTACT: Dr. Ansley Abraham 404/ ext.273 Science Math Science Education Math Education Engineering Priority given to Racial/Ethnic minority students Accepted in an SREB approved program at JSU, UM, MSU or USM satisfactory academic standards set by SREB Loan to service obligation can be discharged by entry into full-time teaching employment at an accredited public college or university, for a period of time equal to the length of study provided under the loan/scholarship award. $20,000/year April 1 State Dental Education Loan/Scholarship Program General Dentistry Dental students attending UMMC Enrolled full-time satisfactory academic standards of university Service must be rendered in a critical need area of MS for one year for each year loan received. Tuition for a maximum of four academic school years. State Medical Education Loan/Scholarship Program Family Medicine Internal Medicine Pediatrics Obstetrics/ Gynecology Medical students attending UMMC Enrolled full-time satisfactory academic standards of university Service must be rendered in a critical need area of MS for one year for each year loan received. Tuition for a maximum of four academic school years Veterinary Medicine Loan/Scholarship Program Veterinary Medicine Students classified as minority by the registrar s office at MSU Enrolled full-time satisfactory academic standards of university Service must be rendered in MS for one year for each year loan received. $6,000/year for four academic school years, not to exceed $24,000 20

25 State-funded Loan Repayment Programs The program requirements listed should not be considered as the only requirements for participation in the loan repayment programs. IMPORTANT: Most state loan repayment programs are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. When awarding on a first-come, first-served basis, eligible renewal applications will receive first consideration. To be considered for an award, new applicants must meet all eligibility requirements at the time of application. The Rules and Regulations governing each program are subject to change without prior notice by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning and are available upon request. Programs for educational loan borrowers Specific Major Available to Initial Eligibility Continuing Eligibility Other Important Information Award Amount/ Length of Eligibility Application Deadline Mississippi Teacher Loan Repayment Program (MTLR) Teachers holding a valid Alternate Route Teaching License and who are currently teaching full time in a critical shortage district or critical subject area. All applicants must provide a copy of their Alternate Route teaching license and a copy of their current teaching contract. Perkins loans and graduate-level loans do not qualify. Loans must be: for undergraduate study not in default renewed annually Applicant must not have received funds from the following state programs: CNTP, CNAR, WWTS, or WWAR $3000 per year for a maximum of four years on out-standing, qualifying educational loans 21

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